Raise your property value – and your neighbor’s. Neighborhoods with low crime are in high demand by buyers who want to feel safe in their new home. A home security system is a great way to deter break-ins, thus lowering the crime in your area. If everyone on the block has a home security system, crime can drop dramatically because thieves will avoid the area altogether. Homes in low-crime areas can fetch a significantly higher price than comparable homes in dangerous neighborhoods.
Make your house appear as busy as Grand Central Station. Thieves like empty houses when they are out in search of a place to rob. If no one is around, chances are they will have at least a short time frame in which they can rummage through your things. Make it look as if your house is always full of people by using light and tv timers to come on after dark. Burglars will always keep looking when it seems there is someone at home.
The connection to your monitoring centers is crucial, but what if it were to break or otherwise be severed? Fortunately, you can sign up for backup services that will ensure you always remain connected. Your standard connection operates through a phone line but you can sign up for optional cellular and VOIP service as well.
Not only are they loyal, they are a part of the family. If raised right, they will protect the home from any intruder, warn you of any suspicious activity and cuddle up and lick your face whenever they want attention. How many Home Security tool can do that?
Consider also having a dog. They are perfect for being a companion pet as well as a protection dog. At least you can rely on them to guard your house from intruders. As long as they have proper dog obedience training, they can be useful to detect suspicious activities and burglars. More importantly, they will keep your home safe and prevent break-ins.
Besides walls and/or fences, you can erect other obstructions to deter thieves. You don’t necessarily have to sacrifice appearances for home security purposes. You can for instance, put up trellises along the top of your fence or use them to complement any gates. These can add a fair amount of style to any wall or gate and you can even plant thorny roses or other such flowers that would add even more protection against intruders.
Opt for Solid Doors – It is far more important to utilize solid wood doors for all exterior doors. This makes it harder for burglars to break through as opposed to hollow-core doors. Save hallow-core doors for the interior of your home.